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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Pocahontas County

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County News

February 13, 2017

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis.

February 26, 2017

According to the newly released Iowa Learning Farms 2016 Field Day Evaluation Report, the number of Iowa cover crop acres grew by approximately 32 percent to 623,700 acres.

February 25, 2017

The Pocahontas County Master Gardeners will be hosting their 11th Annual Garden Extravaganza on April 7 & 8, 2017 at the Expo Center located at the Pocahontas Fairgrounds. We will feature experts sharing their gardening expertise, businesses with the latest in garden varieties, tips, and educational handouts. Many of the exhibitors will have merchandise for sale. Informational presentations will be held at 9:15am and 10:30am in the Fair Office. There will be drawings for door prizes. The Pocahontas Garden Club will serve coffee and rolls at 9:00am for a nominal charge. Lunch will be served from 11:00am-1:30pm for nominal charge.  Come join us for a day of learning, excitement, and fun on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm or Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00am – 1:30pm.

February 23, 2017

Swine Derby Weig-In, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

All 4-H and FFA members that would like to exhibit derby swine at the 2017 Pocahontas County Fair must weigh their pigs in at this time.  You may weigh five pigs, but you may only exhibit two derby pigs at the fair.  Pigs must not weigh over 60 pounds on March 25 at weigh in.

February 23, 2017

February has brought unusually warm temperatures across Iowa, with record highs topping the 70-degree mark. However, it won’t last forever. Winter temperatures will return, but that could confuse trees, shrubs and plants which flower earlier than normal. Will this cause problems?

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February 24, 2017 02:27 PM

According to the newly released Iowa Learning Farms 2016 Field Day Evaluation Report, the number of Iowa cover crop acres grew by...

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